Xinjiang Flying Tigers

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Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Xinjiang Flying Tigers logo
Leagues CBA
FIBA Asia Champions Cup
Founded 1999; 18 years ago (1999)
History Xinjiang Flying Tigers
(1999–present)
Arena Hongshan Arena
Arena Capacity 3,800
Location Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China
Team colors Sky Blue, White
         
Main sponsor Tianshan R-C Bank
Head coach Li Qiuping
Ownership Sun Guangxin
Championships 1 CBA Championship
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Chinese 新疆广汇飞虎
Hanyu Pinyin Xīnjiāng Guǎnghuì Fēihǔ

The Xinjiang Tianshan Rural-Commercial Bank Flying Tigers (Chinese: 新疆天山农商银行飞虎), also known simply as Xinjiang Flying Tigers or China Kashgar, are a professional basketball team based in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China, which plays in the North Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. The team plays its home games in the Hongshan Arena, which has a capacity of 3,500 people. The Tianshan Rural-Commercial Bank is the club's main sponsor.

The club joined the league ahead of the 1999–2000 CBA season, as the first step in the organization's plans to expand into the country's western interior.

History[edit]

During the 2004–05 CBA season, the Xinjiang Flying Tigers finished in third place in the North Division, but lost in the quarter-finals of the CBA Playoffs to the South Division's Jiangsu Dragons. In the 2005–06 CBA season, they finished in second place in the North Division, but were again eliminated by Jiangsu in the quarter-finals.

Xinjiang's success in recent years has been highlighted by three straight trips to the CBA Finals at the end of the 2008–09 CBA season, 2009–10 CBA season, and 2010–11 CBA season, as well as another appearance in the championship series following the 2013–14 CBA season. The Flying Tigers failed to win the title on all four occasions. The team won their first CBA title in the 2016–17 CBA season, after defeating Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–0 in the finals.

Honours[edit]

Continental competitions[edit]

Champions (1): 2016[a]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Playoffs Champions (1): 2016–17
Playoffs Runners-up (4): 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14
Regular Season Champions (1): 2016–17
Regular Season Runners-up (2): 2013–14, 2015–16
Notes
  1. ^ Xinjiang played in the 2016 FIBA Asia Champions Cup representing China, under the name of "China Kashgar".

Roster[edit]

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Xinjiang Flying Tigers roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 0 United States Philippines Andray Blatche Injured 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 118 kg (260 lb)
F 1 China Li Gen 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
G 4 United States Darius Adams 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
G 6 China Luo Xudong 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80.9 kg (178 lb)
G 7 China Yu Changdong 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
C 9 China Zhou Qi 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 99 kg (218 lb)
G 11 China Wang Zhengbo 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
F 13 China Kyranbek Makhan (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
F 14 China Abdusaram Abdurehit 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
F 18 China Tang Caiyu 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
G 20 China Xiralijan Muhtar 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
C 21 China Sun Mingyang 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 120 kg (265 lb)
G 30 China Wang Zirun 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb)
C 55 China Sun Tonglin 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: December 2, 2016

Notable players[edit]

Current

Former

References[edit]

General

External links[edit]